Department of Civil Rights

Frank Reed, Interim Director

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Location:
350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday


Complaint Investigations Division - How to File a Complaint

As a result of the City of Minneapolis Public Health Emergency Declaration on March 16th, 2020, the Department of Civil Rights is operating in a modified capacity and will be unable to hold in-person intakes, filings, or meetings.  Please utilize our website to file complaints or inquiries.  Additionally, you can file a complaint or inquiry by contacting Minneapolis 311. 
Phone: 311 (within city of Minneapolis) -or- (612) 673-3000
Text: 311TXT or 311898 to start your text
E-Mail: [email protected]
Staff are still available as usual during business hours and will respond to e-mails and voicemails per usual.

When should you file a complaint of discrimination?

The Complaint Investigation Division has the authority to investigate complaints of discrimination that have occurred within 365 days of the alleged incident.  Therefore, contact the Division immediately about your concerns. 

Why should you file a complaint of discrimination?

Before You File

Please note that the Complaint Investigations Division has the authority to investigate complaints of discrimination that only:

The Division does not have jurisdiction to investigate complaints against any county, state, or federal government entity. 

How to File a Complaint of Discrimination

You may file a complaint of discrimination either online, by phone, or in-person:

Once you have completed an intake form, you will be asked to schedule an appointment with our Intake Officer who will discuss the alleged discriminatory act(s) and the investigatory process with you.

For additional questions, please email the Intake Officer at [email protected].

Last updated Jun 9, 2020



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